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The environment

Boston mayoral rivals give environmental aims

Range of plans to boost recycling, curb emissions, adapt to sea levels

In hopes of improving air quality, City Councilor Michael Ross wants to authorize the city’s parking enforcement officers to issue tickets to drivers violating anti-idling laws, and City Councilor Rob Consalvo would require diesel-fueled municipal vehicles to mix in biodiesel.

To counter rising sea levels, state Representative Marty Walsh envisions floating buildings and a series of locks and dams ringing the city, while Bill Walczak, a former health care executive, would preserve marshland to build buffer zones for flood protection.

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